§ MR. M'COAN
asked the Postmaster General, Whether he will place upon the Table Copies of any Correspondence which has passed between the Post Office authorities in Dublin or London and persons objecting to the appointment, in February last, of Mr. Peter Murphy to the postmastership at Tinahely; whether the rule with regard to such appointments is not that, when once made, they are seldom or never disturbed except on the ground of misconduct on the part of the nominee, or of the unfitness of his premises for postal service; and, whether he will state to 79 the House the specific grounds on which the appointment of Mr. Murphy has now, in April, been cancelled?
§ MR. FAWCETT,
in reply, said, it was not usual to publish the correspondence which took place between the Post Office and private individuals. When a person was nominated by the Treasury to a sub-postmastership, his appointment was not confirmed unless the Postmaster General had ascertained that the person was in every respect qualified for the discharge of the duties. He might say that, with regard to the appointment of Mr. Peter Murphy to the postmastership of Tinahely, his nomination had not been cancelled, and the question as to whether he should be appointed was still under consideration.